The automatic rear doors are very convenient.
2012 Toyota Sienna XLE
I am a busy mom of 3 young children. A minivan was a must for our family. We've had ours for almost 3 years now. .
The sienna is low enough to the ground that my kids, ages 2-6, can climb in on their own. I can fit 2 car seats and a high back booster seat across the middle row. Which is a must if your children are unable to buckle themselves. The third row is great for extra guests. My 6 yr old loves sitting back there and having her own space. The built in entertainment system is great for travel (and around town). We've never used the earphones that came with the van but I imagine we will someday. The trunk area has plenty of storage space and it is customizable. Depending on how many if any of the 3rd row seats are up. .
As for perks for mom and dad heated seats are amazing in the mn winters and the sunroof is great for the summer. The van drives really smoothly and is super comfortable. It has built in sun shades on the rear windows and the automatic doors are awesome! It is like driving in your living room.